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American WW2 serviceman on leave in Australia

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American WW2 serviceman on leave in Australia

Posted: 10 Jan 2013 12:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
My father was a sheetmetal worker on the ground crew in the 380th Bomb Group, 530th Squadron that came to Australia in 1943 before moving on to New Guinea and the Philippines. I think his group landed in Darwin and was stationed around there for a short while before moving.

Looking at some of his old photos he sent back home to his parents, I found several taken while he was on leave, but the pictures had no mention of the actual location. I don't know if it was just a slip on his part - or if it was not allowed by military censors.

The photos seem to be taken in a park or memorial site. There is a large pond or lake (some kind of body of water) with a walk bridge over the water. One photo shows him standing next to a monument inscribed "their name liveth for evermore".
I was wondering if this possibly was in Darwin?

thank you for any help,
Don Dixon

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